The areas of highest suitability, unsurprisingly, fall within the Toronto borders. As demonstrated by Figure 5, along the Richmond Hill line are the most highly suitable locations, characterized as an area with high density, but serviced by very few stations in Toronto and York Region. Apart from the Richmond Hill line, the Barrie and Milton lines in West Toronto also have areas of suitability. However, due to their high levels of service relative to socioeconomic demand, they have slightly lower suitability. There are also two census tracts in Guelph that fall within the noticable range of suitability, however, they are in the lowest scoring of the considered census tracts. They may prove useful for future research and development considerations, but for this study they fall low in priority.
Figure 5. Most suitable areas (census tracts) for Regional Express Rail stations based on socioeconomic criteria and physical constraints
The results are examined in further detail by municipality: